VXC4-VA/VXC4-VAW Owner`s Manual
Ceiling Speaker
Owner’s Manual
Unpack the contents and confirm that all the following items are included.
• Speaker × 2
• Tile Rail × 4
• Terminal cover × 2
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- noise caused by plugging/unplugging the cable while the amplifier is
turned on
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use
or modifications to the device.
* Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the
possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock, shortcircuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include,
but are not limited to, the following:
Do not open
• This device contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not open the device
or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or modify them in any way. If
it should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and
have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
Water warning
• Do not expose the device to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet
conditions, or place on it any containers (such as vases, bottles or
glasses) containing liquids which might spill into any openings. If any
liquid such as water seeps into the device, have the device inspected by
qualified Yamaha service personnel.
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the
possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the device
or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to,
the following:
• Do not place the device in an unstable position where it might
accidentally fall over.
• Do not use the speaker’s handles for suspended installation. Doing so
can result in damage or injury.
• Do not place the device in a location where it may come into contact with
corrosive gases or salt air. Doing so may result in malfunction.
• Always consult qualified Yamaha service personnel if the device
installation requires construction work, and make sure to observe the
following precautions.
- Choose mounting hardware and an installation location that can
support the weight of the device.
- Avoid locations that are exposed to constant vibration.
- Use the required tools to install the device.
- Inspect the device periodically.
• Before connecting the device to other devices, turn off the power for all
the other devices. Before turning the power on or off for all devices, set
all volume levels to minimum.
• Use only speaker cables for connecting speakers to the speaker jacks.
Use of other types of cables may result in fire.
To avoid the possibility of malfunction/damage to the product or damage to
other property, follow the notices below.
● Handling and maintenance
• Do not expose the device to excessive dust or vibration, or extreme cold
or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the
day), in order to prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration, unstable
operation, or damage to the internal components.
• Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the device, since this
might discolor the panel.
• When cleaning the device, use a dry and soft cloth. Do not use paint
thinners, solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping
• When turning on the AC power in your audio system, always turn on the
power amplifier LAST, to avoid speaker damage. When turning the
power off, the power amplifier should be turned off FIRST for the same
• Be sure to observe the amplifier’s rated load impedance (see
“Specifications”), particularly when connecting speakers in parallel.
Connecting an impedance load outside the amplifier’s rated range can
damage the amplifier.
• When connecting the speakers with high impedance, be sure that the
total rated input capacity of the speakers does not exceed the output
power of the amplifier.
• When using a high-impedance speaker connection, make sure the audio
signal is passed through an 80 Hz or above high-pass filter before being
input to the speakers.
• Do not swing the speaker by its carrying band.
• Do not place the speaker face down with the grille attached, as
deformation of the grille may result.
• When placing the speaker face down, always place it on a flat and
smooth surface.
• Do not touch the speaker driver unit.
● Protective circuit
This speaker system has an internal protection circuit that shuts off the
speaker unit when an excessive input signal is applied. If the speaker unit
emits no sound, reduce the volume level of the amplifier immediately. The
sound will return automatically in several seconds.
● About this manual
• The illustrations as shown in this manual are for explanation only, and
may appear somewhat different from your device.
• The company names and product names in this manual are the
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
• Do not insert your fingers or hands in any gaps or openings on the device
• Do not rest your weight on the device or place heavy objects on it.
• Do not operate the device if the sound is distorting. Prolonged use in this
condition could cause overheating and result in fire.
• Do not pull the cables connected.
• When choosing a power amplifier for use with this device, make sure that
the output power of the amplifier is lower than the power capacity of this
device (see “Specifications”).
Even if the output power of the amplifier is lower than the power capacity
of this device (program), use of excessive input signals resulting in
clipping may cause damage to the device.
Malfunction or fire may occur especially when the following sounds or
noises are generated:
- feedback, when using a microphone
- continuous and extreme volume sound from a musical instrument
- extreme continuous distorted sound
* Speaker cable and safety wire are not supplied.
Coverage angle (–6 dB)*1
Full range with back can, acoustic suspension
4" (10 cm) full range
Horizontal: 180° (500 Hz), 180° (1 kHz), 160° (2 kHz), 85° (4 kHz)
Vertical: 180° (500 Hz), 180° (1 kHz), 160° (2 kHz), 85° (4 kHz)
Rated impedance
8 Ω (without transformer)
100 V line: 330 Ω (30 W), 670 Ω (15 W), 1.3 kΩ (7.5 W)
70 V line: 170 Ω (30 W), 330 Ω (15 W), 670 Ω (7.5 W), 1.3 kΩ (3.8 W)
Power rating
NOISE (IEC, 100h)*2 30 W
60 W
120 W
87 dB (1 W, 1 m, 100 Hz to 10 kHz pink noise)
75 dB (1 W, 4 m, 100 Hz to 10 kHz pink noise)
100 dB (30 W, 1 m, 100 Hz to 10 kHz pink noise at 30 W tap)
Maximum SPL*3
88 dB (30 W, 4 m, 100 Hz to 10 kHz pink noise at 30 W tap)
108 dB (120 W, 1 m, 100 Hz to 10 kHz pink noise at 8 Ω)
96 dB (120 W, 4 m, 100 Hz to 10 kHz pink noise at 8 Ω)
Frequency range (–10 dB)*1, *4
80 Hz – 20 kHz
Ceramic terminal block (3 pin) × 1 (input: +/–, Earth)
Applicable wire size AWG 26–12 (4.0 mm2), wire outer diameter Ø6.5 – Ø12.5 mm
Transformer taps
70 V
30 W, 15 W, 7.5 W, 3.8 W
100 V
30 W, 15 W, 7.5 W
Overload protection
Full-range power limiting to protect network and transducers
Magnetically shielded
Dust and water resistant
Back can
Steel (t=1 mm), electrodeposition coating, black
ABS (UL94-5VB), black
Metal grille
Powder coated perforated steel (t=0.6 mm), aperture ratio: 51%
Outer color (grille)
Black (approximate value: Munsell N3)
White (approximate value: Munsell 9.3)
Dimensions (with grille)
Ø225 × 232 D mm (Ø8 7/8" × 9 3/16" D)
Net weight (with grille, 1 piece)
2.6 kg (5.7 lbs)
Cutout size
Ø186 mm (Ø7 5/16")
Required ceiling board thickness
5 mm – 35 mm
Packaged in pair
Certified to the European Standard EN 54-24: 2008 0359-CPR-00405 Certified year: 14
Loudspeaker for voice alarm systems for fire detection and fire alarm systems
Environment type: A
Certified to the European Standard EN60849:1998
Sound systems for emergency purposes
Certified to the International Standard ISO 7240-24: 2010
Sound-system loudspeaker for fire detection and fire alarm systems
In compliance with the British Standard BS-5839-8: 2008 14.8
The specifications data was measured in an anechoic chamber, according to EN 54-24.
Reference axis: Axis is on the center of grille surface and perpendicular to the grille surface.
Reference plane: Plane is on the grille surface and perpendicular to the reference axis.
Horizontal plane: Plane is containing the reference axis and perpendicular to the reference plane.
The dimensions are shown in “Technical Specifications”.
Yamaha Pro Audio global web site
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3.5 Tighten the cap of the cable gland.
4.3 Turn the screwdriver a half turn counterclockwise to loosen the
attachment screw (located beside the U mark). This makes the
clamp easier to align in the channel.
3.1 Pull the wiring from the amplifier through the cut hole.
3.2 Pass the cables through the cable gland attached to the terminal
From amplifier or
previous speakers
• O-ring × 2
• Cutout Template × 1
• Technical Specifications (English only)
The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the printing date. Since Yamaha makes continuous improvements to the product, this manual
may not apply to the specifications of your particular product. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website then download the manual file. Since
specifications, equipment or separately sold accessories may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
3 Connecting the Wiring to the Speakers
When installing the multiple speakers, connect them in parallel way.
• Grille × 2
• Screw (4 × 8) × 12
• Owner’s Manual (this manual)
*1: Half-space (2π)
*2: IEC shaped pink noise with 6 dB crest factor.
*3: Calculated based on power rating and sensitivity, exclusive of power compression.
*4: When connecting with low impedance.
Handling caution
Connecting the Multiple Speakers
Supplied Items
To subsequent
4.4 Turn the screwdriver clockwise to tighten the attachment screw.
The first turn of the attachment screw aligns the clamp with the
channel. Further turns move the clamp down the channel to pull the
speaker up into the ceiling.
Terminal cover
Cable gland
* You can use this terminal to hook up an earth cable, as
4 Fix the Speakers onto the Ceiling
If it is difficult to pass all the cables through a single cable gland, open
the hole in the terminal cover and attach a commercially available
cable gland.
When connecting with low impedance, take note of the combined
Safety wire ring
When connecting with high impedance, refer to “Better Sound for
Commercial Installations” (English only) of the Yamaha Pro Audio
web site, at the following URL.
Installing the Speakers
Install the speakers onto the ceiling with the supplied hardware.
Ensure that the strength of the ceiling rail is sufficiently strong.
Pre-installation (Preparation of the Cable)
Use stranded wire for cables attached to the ceramic terminal. Strip
their insulation as shown in the figure and connect them.
About 7 mm (0.3")
Do not plate stranded wires by solder. Doing so will cause the wire to
Prepare a cable gland of AVC part no. PGB 13.5-12B.
Use an appropriate tool for opening the hole. Otherwise, you may be
injured if you open the hole with your bare hands.
Always take measures to prevent the speaker falling down.
If the safety wire is too short, prepare another wire appropriate for the
speaker weight and installation conditions. If the wire is too long,
should the speaker fall, the wire may break as a result of too much
• Do not over-tighten the attachment screw. Otherwise, the
attachment screw and clamp will break.
• Do not turn any screws other than attachment screw (located
beside the U mark). Otherwise, the speaker may fall or
5 Set the Line Voltage/Impedance and Power
Select the line voltage/impedance (100V/70V/8Ω) and power tap for
100V/70V line distributed system, by rotating the tap selector switch
on the front side of the speaker with a flat-blade screwdriver.
4.2 Push up the speaker slowly into the ceiling, taking care not to trap the
The illustration indicates the setting at 30 W for 100 V
line and 15 W for 70 V line.
• The “X” position should not be selected. The 8Ω position should be
selected for 8Ω audio systems only. If the setting is incorrect, it may
cause malfunction of the speaker and amplifier.
• Make sure the amplifier is switched off before operating the tap
selector switch.
3.3 Loosen the terminal screws of the ceramic terminal with a flat-blade
screwdriver, insert the cables into each terminal and tighten the
screws. Pull on the cables to make sure they are tightly secured and
will not come loose.
1 Cut Out a Hole in the Ceiling
1.1 Put the supplied cutout template to the ceiling and draw a circle by
tracing it.
Make sure to use the cutout template so that hole is the correct
4.1 Attach the safety wire to the safety wire ring, and connect the wire to
an independent support point, such as a joist.
6 Attach the Grille
Fit the grille to the baffle front and turn it clockwise.
If you use a circular cutter, set the diameter with the cutout template.
1.2 Cut the hole by tracing the circle.
Be careful to prevent chips or powder entering your eyes while
cutting the hole.
2 Install the Tile Rails and O-ring
2.1 Insert the two tile rails through the cut hole and place them on the
ceiling surface within your reach. Be sure that each tile rails are
oriented as shown below.
2.2 Insert the folded O-ring through the cut hole and open it in the ceiling.
2.3 Secure the O-ring and tile rails with supplied two screws through
either slot of both O-ring brackets.
* Use the Earth terminal as necessary.
Use a flat-blade screwdriver with a blade less than 3 mm (0.1 in.).
Less than 3 mm (0.1 in.)
Anti-Drop tab
When all the Anti-Drop tabs cross
over the O-ring, the speaker is held
The grille may fall down if it is attached inadequately. Attach it firmly.
3.4 Close the terminal cover and tighten the screws.
The installation is complete.
To release the speaker from the
O-ring, press the Anti-Drop tabs.
These are located above the U mark
near the edge of the baffle’s face.
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